Often unjustly overlooked due to the increasingly London-centric creative industries, the mission statement of The Northern Youth is to devolve this bubble through celebrating the unique identity and un-tapped potential of the north.

The millennial generation are facing a mental ill-health epidemic. Whilst this much is clear, not so clear are the reasons for such a drastic rise in mental illnesses. As issues surrounding mental health are encouragingly given unprecedented attention by national media and in the halls of Westminster, we want to take ownership of this conversation and incite a discussion from the perspectives of the young people directly affected.

Continuing its historic function as a site of discussion and contemplation, the Chapter House will play host to a sequence of artistic interactions and dialogues between young artists living and studying in the North. Back in January 2017, we hosted an art exhibition in York Minster, York, England. With Lucie MacGregor’s sculpture, ‘Baker Miller Pink: Trees’ and Joel Anthony’s contemplative soundscape which

formed a backdrop to the exhibition, each evening one artist presented a personal video which addressed their experience with mental health. In bringing together the testimonies and the art of Millennial Minds from across the North of England our aim was and is to help destigmatise mental ill- ness through encouraging healthy and

open discussion. We are hosting another 'Millennial Minds' event in March 2018, again in York

Read more about our next event - Millennial Minds II


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